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The James A. Rawley Award

The James A. Rawley Award is awarded to a distinguished book dealing with secession and/or the sectional crisis published over a two-year period. The award will be given at the annual meeting in 2015 in Little Rock, AR, for a book published in 2013-2014. Copies should be forwarded to the following committee members no later than March 1, 2015.

Brian S. Wills, Chair
Director, The Center for the Study of the Civil War Era
Department of History and Philosophy
Kennesaw University
402 Bartow Avenue
MD2206, Bldg 22, Rm 3016
Kennesaw, GA   30144-5591

Brian Schoen
Department of History
Bentley Hall Annex, 4th floor
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Susannah J. Ural
Department of History
118 College Drive #5047
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5047

2015 James A. Rawley Award Winner

Michael E. Woods's Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United States, published by Cambridge University Press, 2014

Past Winners

2007 - Eric H. Walter
William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War, University of North Carolina Press, 2006

2009 - John Ashworth
Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: The Coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861, Cambridge University Press, 2008

2011 - Stanley Harrold
Border War: Fighting over Slavery Before the Civil War, University of North Carolina Press, 2010

2013 - Andre Fleche
The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict, published by the University of North Carolina Press, 2012

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